How to Run a Private Liquidity Program

Webinar Replay

Private companies are increasingly seeking alternate ways to unlock liquidity for early-stage investors and incentivize valued employees. An organized Private Liquidity Program (PLP) has emerged as the preferred method for companies looking to enable investors and employees to cash out a portion of their shares.

Join SecondMarket and Goodwin Procter for this informative webinar addressing best practices and mechanics for running a private liquidity program.

The webinar will provide:
  • Background on why a company might conduct a PLP
  • Considerations for how to structure a PLP
  • A deep dive into the mechanics of how a PLP is conducted on SecondMarket

To register for this webinar, please fill out your information below. We hope to see you on November 8th!

James A. Hutchinson – Partner, Private Equity and Technology Companies Groups at Goodwin Procter
Breck N. Hancock– Partner, Business Law Department at Goodwin Procter
David B. Kinitsky – VP, Client Solutions at SecondMarket

Jeff Thomas– Senior Vice President, SecondMarket

This program has been accredited for 1.0 CLE credits in New York and California.

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James Hutchinson
Partner, Goodwin Procter

Partner in the Private Equity and Technology Companies Groups, practices in the areas of corporate, securities and private equity transactional law.

Practice involves a full range of corporate and commercial transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

Breck Hancock
Associate, Goodwin Procter

Partner in the Private Equity and Leveraged Finance Practices and the Technology Companies Group.

Practice focuses primarily on representing private equity and venture capital clients and their portfolio companies, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and divestitures, private company investments, venture capital transactions, debt financings and general corporate governance.

David Kinitsky
Vice President Client Solutions, SecondMarket

David B. Kinitsky joined SecondMarket in 2009 where, as Vice President of Client Solutions, he is primarily responsible for the development, configuration, implementation and execution of, and processes and procedures relating to, liquidity programs and other market environments.


Jeff Thomas
Senior Vice President, SecondMarket

As Senior Vice President of the Private Company Market, Jeff Thomas leads the Private Company business development team at SecondMarket's San Francisco office. He and his team are focused on working with private companies to enable them to provide liquidity to their shareholders.


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